Notably, overall well-being in the U.S. reached a record high in 2016. Hawaii, Alaska and South Dakota, states with track records of high well-being, were the top states in the 2016 rankings.
2016 also ushered in historically low smoking rates; historically high rates of exercise; and the highest scores recorded on several healthcare access measures, including health insurance coverage.
However; chronic diseases such as obesity (28.4%), diabetes (11.6%), and depression (17.8%) are now at their highest points since 2008.
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Feb 01, 2017